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Offline zealous

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Beta -Panel- screenset
« on: May 22, 2006, 12:11:09 AM »
This screen set incorporates an idea I had while working on a project. It is not fully functional

What I found is that my brain, no matter how many times I use Mach 3 just can't handle seeing everthing at once. My eye's start bugging out of my head when switch from one page to another. What I figured is that my eyes's and head want to process everthing on the screen at once, I find my self looking for a button I routinely use everday. :-[

So what I thought would be of use is to use containers and panel's.
Thought I'd share this so others can use the idea.
One thing to metion is that it is a complex task to set up page for all of the diffrent variable possibilities of open/closed panels, but I believe this is a good consept that would benefit many. I believe that I'll be able to fit all of Mach 3 controlls on two pages without looking cluttered.

This is a test screen and as of now can only:

G-Code Load/Close/Edit/Start/Stop/Pause/Play/Hold

On Line/OffLine (Power amp LED)

E-Stop (Womens Head)

Simulate is a panel

MDI is a panel

*Place the Panels folder into Mach 3\Bitmaps

« Last Edit: May 22, 2006, 12:19:02 AM by zealouse »


Re: Beta -Panel- screenset
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2006, 01:01:47 AM »
I cant get the screens to load. I have tried all directory locations.
Can you please tell me what dirs you designed in.

Personally I like to push the design barriers a bit too, and have copped a load of flack for doing so.

That head will earn you a heap of fallout, trust me on this. :)

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Re: Beta -Panel- screenset
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2006, 01:31:25 AM »
I thought it might be nice to look at a pretty women while I worked and her eyes get red if I make a mistake ;D
I used Poser and a picture of my wife for the E-stop model, I also have used this same model for a custom guitars design.

The "E-Stop Head" will not be in the final Screen, thought it intresting to give idea's to other screen desighners ;D

The "Panels" folder should be in "Bitmaps" and the "Panels Beta.set" should be in "Mach 3" folder.

Inside of the "Panels" folder should only have one "Leds's" folder and 8 PNG's.
If it doesn't work I'll check it out.Let me know ;D

« Last Edit: May 22, 2006, 04:14:58 AM by zealouse »

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Re: Beta -Panel- screenset
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2006, 07:27:14 AM »
LOL, very nice screens.. The graphics are really good...